These are the ‘happiest’ cities in Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Living in Florida has its perks, like the endless sunshine and beautiful beaches, but does that make residents happy? It may because a new WalletHub study shows that 11 cities in Florida are among the “happiest” in the United States.

Researchers said the key ingredients to happiness include a positive mental state, a healthy body, strong social connections, job satisfaction and financial well-being.

To determine the happiest cities, WalletHub said it compared 182 of the largest cities in America across three key dimensions: emotional and physical well-being, income and employment and community and environment.

In WalletHub’s ranking, Tampa and St. Petersburg were among the “happiest” cities in the Sunshine State.

You can find a list of the happiest cities in Florida below.

Overall rank

City

Total score

48

Pembroke Pines

58.79

51

Cape Coral

58.54

52

Fort Lauderdale

58.51

62

Tampa

57.49

74

Orlando

55.99

76

Port. St. Lucie

55.50

80

St. Petersburg

55.34

84

Miami

54.77

94

Hialeah

52.91

98

Tallahassee

52.54

106

Jacksonville

51.76

WalletHub said the happiest city in America is Fremont, California. The city scored an overall score of 74.16 and topped the list for the emotion and physical well-being ranking. It also had one of the lowest depression rates.

Overland Park, Kansas and San Jose, California rounded out the top three “happiest” cities in the United States.

Source: WalletHub

To see WalletHub’s list of the happiest cities, click here.

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